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Cyril Kelly, a retired bank executive, has been appointed
chairman of the board of management at the Nova Scotia Hospital.
He replaces W. James Meredith, who served for six years.

"I credit volunteer extraordinaire Ruth Goldbloom for spurring my
involvement in the community," said Mr. Kelly, upon taking on the
volunteer assignment. "She once told me,  You need to get
involved to make things happen.'" He said he firmly believes that
if you do get involved, you will win and so will the community.

Said hospital executive director Anne McGuire: "Often the board's
work occurs behind the scenes, and while many people might not be
aware of the time and energy individual board members contribute
in developing policy and providing support to the hospital, they
are crucial to our success.

"Their willingness to give of their time is testimony to the
value they place on mental health," said Ms. McGuire as she
announced Mr. Kelly's appointment today.

Mr. Kelly began a career with the Bank of Montreal in 1957 and
held various positions of increasing responsibility over the next
four decades. He retired in January as vice-president and
community executive of the metro Halifax area.

In addition to serving as chairman of the hospital's board of
management, Mr. Kelly is a member of the finance committee for
the Roman Catholic Episcopal Corporation and a member of the
board of governors of Mount St. Vincent University.

Other members of the Nova Scotia Hospital's board of management
are: Barbara Grant, vice-chair, Anthony Lamplugh, Marilyn
Welland, Sandra MacPherson Duncan, E. Douglas Skinner, Eugene
Nurse, Helen Hughes, Anne M. Cogdon, Mary Jane Andrews, Herbert
V. Zinck and Edward (Ned) LeBlanc.

The Nova Scotia Hospital is the major psychiatric referral centre
for the province. A fully accredited teaching hospital affiliated
with Dalhousie University, it provides a range of programs aimed
at improving the mental health of Nova Scotians. Community
members, including 150 volunteers, play an essential role in
shaping services at the hospital as it promotes an environment
that encourages initiative, creativity and teamwork.


Contact: Christine Smith  902-464-3136

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